Dead Guy Ale
Rogue Ales

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From:
Rogue Ales
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
Maibock
Ranked #14
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,078
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 12.44%
Reviews:
2,571
Ratings:
5,512
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 27, 2022
Added:
Sep 05, 2001
Wants:
  316
Gots:
  2,068
SCORE
88
Very Good
Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale
Notes: An ale inspired by the style of a German Maibock, brewed using our proprietary Pacman yeast, Dead Guy Ale is deep honey in color with a malty aroma, rich hearty flavor and a well balanced finish.

9 Ingredients: 2-Row, C15, Munich, Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Revolution™ & Independent™ Hops; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast.
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Reviewed by Hooded from Texas

3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can poured into Teku glass.
LOOK is orange with 1/3 of an inch of off-white head. Retention is average leaving a thin island of foam.
SMELL is medium-low in strength. The smell has brown bread, somewhat sweet malt, a light caramel smell and a light yeast smell.
TASTE is medium in strength. I taste a light roastiness followed by a sweet malt flavor. A moderately bitter hop flavor appears that quickly dominates the taste.
FEEL is medium. Carbonation is low. Astringency is somewhat above low. It has a fairly dry finish.
OVERALL, it's good but I don't like it enough to buy it again.
Nov 27, 2022
 
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Deep brown in color with a slightly hazy complexion. There’s a quarter inch brown on top. Light lacing is present. The aroma is of caramel and hazelnuts. I’m tasting caramel and hazelnut. The mouth is approachable and accessible.
Nov 05, 2022
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: Unfiltered deep amber with a large off white head and good lacing.
Aroma: Toasted malts and a light touch of spicy hops.
Taste: Some caramelized malt sweetness. Hops playing more of a balancing role and less of a dominant one..
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied,. Carbonation is lively. Light lingering bitterness.
Overall: Sum is greater that the parts.
Oct 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Oct 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.84 by Slyde180 from Texas

Oct 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by sbcbricon

Oct 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by JomoKen

Sep 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.9 by bv51 from Washington

Sep 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by PopeGrundle from Texas

Aug 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Aug 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.26 by JoeDKSki

Jul 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.25 by altrio

Jul 19, 2022
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Reviewed by MackJones33

5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Delicious for an American maibock. Was not a fan of rogue beer, but this one is delicious, I recommend it, 6.8 and bitterness around 30. Smooth and doesn’t get yoy drunk !!
Jul 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by zotzot from Vermont

Jun 26, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
1.5 x 12 oz bottle
Glass: 0.5L Pokal
Pouring Temp: 50.6 F


Look:
Deep and slightly hazy copper with an initial 2-finger creamy light beige head. The head dissipates to a thin but consistent cover with excellent soapy lacing down the glass.

Smell:
Tons of sweet bready malts laced with honey and either toffee or caramel. There is also a subtle earthy note along with hints of floral hops.

Taste:
Starts with bready malts and toffee then a strong earthiness asserts itself and dominates the taste. A light bitterness also appears alongside the earthiness and grows throughout the sip.

Feel:
Smooth feel. Body is medium with a slight lean towards the lighter side.

Overall:
A nice beer full of strong but balanced flavors. It reminds me of an ESB more than a Maibock, but regardless, it is a solid brew.

My ratings reflect how the beer smells/tastes/etc as a Maibock.
If this was categorized as an ESB my ratings would be more akin to the following (give or take):

look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Combo: 3.94
Jun 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by jrpapajcik from Illinois

Jun 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.81 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey

May 22, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4 by Shumoo from New York

May 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by Cdips from North Carolina

May 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Kiiz

4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
L: classic dark whiskey colored beer, light white head. Looks like it belongs on a postcard.

S: gingerbread malts, a little alcohol bite, sweetness, and dark fruits.

T: follows nose, feels very Christmasy. There some pineapple in there too but it’s so well blended it’s hard to tell. Something just stands out I’m not sure what it is.

F: medium- full body. Not heavy, just says hello.

O: felt more like a winter beer than a spring one, but happy to try and enjoy it. This is a local brew and the style isn’t represented enough where I live otherwise I would have tried the style years ago. This nails what I imagine a classic winter/spring hearty food ol beer would taste like.
May 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by RiverJim

May 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Connybumbum from Colorado

May 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.26 by cabsandking from Ohio

Apr 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.56 by adamstef

Apr 16, 2022
 
 
Rated: 3.87 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Apr 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.6 by Beecham from California

Mar 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.17 by Rhetion from Florida

Mar 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.14 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by ryand14 from Michigan

Feb 14, 2022
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Reviewed by riptorn from North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75
Canned 3 months ago on 10/19/21
Poured into a shaker, small head that thinned out quickly. Minimal lacing, glass might not have been beer-clean. As seen in at least one other review, honey-colored is the best color descriptor. Rising effervescence.
Smell is malt, floral and apple
Taste is semi-malty with slight grapefruit bite
Feel is okay. Nothing spectacular and nothing off-putting. Bitterness balances the taste and feel.

Hard to rate this one. I wish the "Overall" rating carried more weight here. Each individual attribute is better than mediocre, but the sum of its parts is much better than one might think if considering each aspect individually. It's a good, solid, well-rounded tasty beer. I wouldn't necessarily seek it out, but if I was at the store and on the fence about what to buy and saw it, I'd remember, "Hey, that was a good one"
Jan 21, 2022
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Rated by backblast from Alaska

3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured a cloudy golden color with a thin white head and moderate lacing.

Tastes of sweet malt, a little caramel but overall very light.
Jan 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.87 by n_william from Illinois

Jan 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.9 by Myboymi from Kansas

Jan 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Haven’t had this one in like a decade. Floral notes, caramel and bready malt. Light grapefruit and lemon. Fairly sweet but nice mild dry floral bitterness on the finish. Solid balance and drinkability.
Jan 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.22 by lsudduth from Ohio

Dec 11, 2021
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Rated by eatsluggs from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Neah, neah... nope
Dec 03, 2021
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Reviewed by CobraChicken

3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Everyone keeps saying that this is heavy on the malt. I was expecting a nice malty flavor but was greeted with something a little more akin to an IPA due to the heavy addition of bitter hops. Beautiful honey color and a sweet smell on the pour. I am not an IPA fan, so this wasn’t for me- however, I liked this better than other hoppy beers.
Dec 02, 2021
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